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. i 1 DOA'T FAIL TO READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF MISS JONES' IN fERESTING SERIAL 'JUST AFTER THE WAR.' EDWARD A. OLDHAM Editor and Publisher VOL,. XXX. NO. 18. ALL RIGHTS JUST AFTER THE WAR. .A. STORY OF Written for The Weekly Sentinel by Eleanor M. Jones, oj New Berne; rN. 'C.f Author of "Miss Littlejohn." CHAPTER I. I am Priscilla Neville, with no thanks to them that named me, for such a name ought to belong to a six foot, five hundred pound, red-haired old maid. I cant get any sort of a de cent nick-name out of it, though I've tried by the hour. Cilia might do, but my brother Ar chie, who thinks, because he is sixteen years old, that he's got all the educa tion of the Caesars, (I suppose they had a great deal, people talk so much about them, but I don't know, : I'm sure. Nobody's living who knew them, and I don't believe all I hear. I don't study much anyhow, and his tory is my abomination, I get things mixed up in such style,) says, "yes Cilia is the very name for her, and call Belle," (my only sister thank heaven !) I do spell so dreadful that I paid a girl at school two pears to tell me the other word, and found out it was "Charybdis." He said we were a nice pair, and that would suit exactly . I would ask, but I feel certain that they were two awful men, who fought all the time, and ate people, and perhaps eat each other, and fought in bull-fights, and did lots of dreadful things. If Belle and I were to try to eat each other, I do wonder which would enjoy the meal the most. I know she'd find me awful tough. Sometimes I feel mad enough with her to destroy her in some way, she is so provoking. I would like to know it all girls have such trouble with their grown sisters as I do. I do wish she would go into a piece where Nuns stay, (I forget what they call it) or get married, and leave, so I could have some showing. I'm only fourteen I know, "too young, as she says, "for beaux, heaven knows I don't want a pair ot pants tagging after me wherever I go, but I would like at least to peep into the parlor once in a hundred jears, without her simpering voice saying, "Priscilla, mother wants you." It nearly kills me with laugeter, the difference in Belle, when com pany's there ; butter wouldn't melt in her mouth then, and those men think she's a saint, and I'm a spit-fire, be cause I let out sometimes and tell on her, that's why mother is iorever and eternally wishing for me, and which I know is all her manufacture to.get rid of me. oho! miss, didn't I have my own fun the other night, when that upstart James was here, when you couldn't fix the lamp, and I haa to be called upon then to do it, (and by-the-way I notice I'm mighty apt to be wanted when work is to be done; our dainty Belle stands in mortal dread of ruining her white hands,) and finding he took a sort of fancy to me, I got up a brisk conversation with him, and told him how you made your hair curl in those little tony cork-screws all over your head, which you are so out landish proud of, and that you could not spell a bit better than I can, if you have been off one year to Staun ton and think yourself so smart, and I had determined to put a stop to that fellow's coming here by tell ing him you were engaged to Joel, if mother had suspected my staying so long wasn't for any good, and call ed me out. Yes, that very sister of mine, with her silly airs, high notions, and mons strous amount of conceit, keeps me in hot water all the blessed time." Here she is nineteen years old. en gaged to Joel Newcome,. who was to have been our brother ' anyhow, if Fanny, the oldest girl had lived, but she died seven years ago,- and I ' can remember how sad he was then,' and how I peeped through the shutter,' when he went to look at her t in her coffin, and I saw him " lean . over her- and kisa her, and take her hand and rub it gently, and then he took" some white jessamine and put it tin one of them. Then after the funeral he used to come so often and " talk about her,. ana so l ve got used to seeing ' him arouncUnd feel exactly like le beJ looking for him, and riev ihearim? or longed .tHT,- andHext to Falher, seeing him. Now we've sort of gotten Mother, Jack and Jamie, I love him better than anybody else. .None of as , ever ' thought xfl his fancying airy, good-for-nothing Belle, Me saw too much of her behind the J curtains, out bless your lrte; whetf Ihe came hotne from' the war. -witK' 'one arm lefTon the battle-field, she show- ed so much pity for him, and petted, and made bo much of him, "which treatment," Archie says, "no man can stand," he ended by-getting in love with her, and she did the only sensible thing she ever did in her lite, when it j A NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR RESERVED THE SOUTH;.- she got engaged to him, but ever since she's led him a dance, as if ; she, was sorry for it, has more beaux than ever and positively declares she is not en gaged to Joel, and doesn't care any thing for him more than as a friend, and they believe her, and I've come to think she is telling them the truth, for. I can't see how a woman, if she does love a body, could take pleasure in making them suffer any pain, Poor Joel, I suppose she makes it, all right with him, for ... after they've been together; he always seems so hap py, and then gets"gloOmy again when he sees her dashing around with those other boys. If I was in his place, I'd manage her ; I know her, she likes to have all, she don't want to lose him or the others either, so as long ' as she's single, she can be called a belle, but I'd put a stop to it if I was Joel, Fjfl find somebody who would like me and I'd show her she wasn't the only woman in creation. If she ever does lose Joel, good bve to her good fortune, for she'll never have another as nice a beau mark, my word for it if I am only fourteen. Belle is lucky sure as she's born ; she's got the good looks (though I don t admire blondes) the prettiest of the family ; she's worn out all the fam ily lace and other finery, and made the jewelry so common that when I come on, people will say, "heavens why don't those Nevilles bury that stufr, and give folks a rest." But if I am ugly and have a horrid name, there's one consolation in it, I'm named after father's old aunt, who lives way off yonder in Connecticutt, who's got money, and who's had the sense never to marry, so I expect to be rich some day. I told Adelaide Hazlitt, a new girl at school, who's always bragging about her rich , relatives in Germany, that Aunt Priscilla was worth a hundred thousand dollars, and was goin"- to leave it all tie:? C ;. ' I hadn't heard anybody say so, but she couldn't be so 'very rich under that much, and I know lather lays store by what he's goiri? to 'set. as he's verv particular about writing to her, t hough he don t talk much about her ; Belle's told me nearly all I know about it. But I have been sort of sorry for tl ling Ada without knowing exactly, but it is too provoking not to be able to brag with the rest, but I never told a story yet that I didn't get paid for it in some fearful way. Liberty Hall is the name of our new home, where we've een livino just one year, at least its the name I've given it, and I find folks are laliing into the habit of callin" it so. T ,1 1 . .1 - O a tnougnt mat name suited it, not because the great Declaration of In dependence (I'm up there, know all about that,) was signed here but h cause I'm vowing declarations of inde pendence all the time, and with doora and windows always as wide open as they can be, our honse does seem to invite you to come in, and do as you please, which everybody does, and the animals too for that matter, since the parlor rug ia Nick, the dog's favorite resting place, while Frisk, our cat pre fers the piano, bcingof a' high-minded family, whose dead and gone ancestor came from Gibralter. ' The chickens whenever they're tired of the yard; oc casionally promenade through the passage ; and it ia a noted fact, that Dixie, the cow, being thirsty, and finding the trough empty, paraded herse!ttrf th back steps 4 into the porch, and took a good drink out of Jthe nater-bucketi I Jinus say that since then? there hasn't' been as much liberty for her. -1 'Our old-' home wast twelve miles from town, where we now 'live, ?and there we wee'all born; V'TiobinT the oldest, who. wntpffjto thenar, and never came home any more, and the never heard was kiUe,,glyweKnow he ia,or he qu.11 come hack A us. Oh. the un- certaia feehng -was awfuL at first, our used to it. onlv somtimps cmon sound, wiH Wke jroothefr lilten fend? her face turn right ed. i I s xnen J? anny, our oldest sister, who died at sixteen, waf horn,. Ahre, and 'Janue dafiOiiiB- iSisVthe oomforfc nf rmr nlA i hearted Jamie, just twenty-one, but as prudent and careful as father him- Nextt cMne Ass fnjMla dquet tmg, lazyTJelle, and then the great cntie-ofthe century, the wonderful, knpw-everything, wha talks- about big: ESTABLISHED TXT 1802- - - - : J men as if he had been to school with every one, and stood better examina tions and was supposed to know more than anybody who's ever lived, I mean, my perpetual tormentor, Archie, who, because he is named after father's little brother, whom he accident! killed, while they were once playing when the' were little fellows, is his favorite of us all ; and though he's wild, father doesn't admit it sand v its pitifel to me to sae t how J niucly he hopes in Archie's future, when to me it seems like he will g to the dogs. Father thinks keeping him near 'him. about the farm, tor ours is one, right on the edge of W in the good o!d State of Virginia, wjll keep him stead y, but Archie has a roving fancy, wants to go to sea, and frets and fumes a great deal under fatiier'Axuaiingetiieut; he reminds me of a restle? horse some 9 " - one is trying to govern ; some day he will i un away and smash up hearts like everything. I Came af'r.p.rhinv' u:nx luirn firt: of January, 1852, and now in August, aow, amiourteen years, and nearly eight months. . That same Archie says that I think I was. the only per son ever born on New Year's" ' Day, but I reckon everybody feels like 'I do about their birthday ; somehow that day does seem to belong especially to a body. He puts on more style, if possible, on Ins birthday, but then he's privi leged; being such a grand critic. TO BE CONTINUE!). . HON. GKOliGK IIKAKST. Tlio Democratic Senator From California Wlio Succeeds Seii!itorIiller. Hon. George Hearst, appointed suc cessor of the late U. S. Senator Mil ler, of California, is one of the weal thiest: residents of" Tthat State. He went to that country in 1850 and be gan there as a common laborer. He was successful from the start, and when accumulating some money he formed a partnership with Messrs. . Haggin and Tevis. The trio grew rich rapidly through pumping aud buying claims. They own the largest and most profitable mines in Butte City, Montana, and are interested in others as in Arizona Colorado, Mexico, Idaho, and Califor nia. ', , .. ..nf Mr. Hearst is considered the most expert judge and prospector of mines! on, the Pacific coast, and it is said that his, opinion in regard to a miae is sedem-t- fault. - He is fifty-five years of age, tall and well formed, but witnout superfluous flesh. " In 1862 he aspired to the governorship of California, but General Stoneman secured the nomination arid1, was elec ted. "When Leland Stanford was made Senator, Mr., Hearet was rjhe" Demoeratic caucus nominee. iA o"'" . He is the owner of 40,000 acres of land in the neighborhood of San Louis Obispo, and is sole proprietor of the Examiner of San Francisco. At the time of his appointment - he was "in Mexico, although his family was so journing in Washington. i . r' i i n i -4 . . i ..1 uo Head, Hrotber. f from the Wilmington Review We need in North Carolina a few more newsDaDer men who sura Ho fn do their own thinking and not borrow their opinious from a city daily. What Becomes of Gieed Journalists, From the Pittsburg ChronielcTelegropk. 'i i raarrrh wnria wa4. O Small as a "reformed journalist." This is wrong. When journalist reform they become newspaper men. WINSTONi X. C, THURSDAY, MAT 6, 1886. 'dm HON. GEO. HEARST. CALIFORNIA'S NEW SENATOR. 111 NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE, IN THE THE NATION'S CAPITAL. CLEVELAND'S LAAOR MESSAGE FAVORABLY COMMENTED ON. The White House Extension Bill Pass ed by the Senate The House Again Flooded with Bills Col. Cowles As serts Himself- Congress will Proba bly Adjourn About First of August ' J Specif &riisponience of the Sentinel. JWisais&eigi, May X. The Presi dent's labor message proved quite re freshing. So many had attempted to say' somuch, and, in the end, had said so little, that people were tired. Gro ver Cleveland goes, straightway to the point ; he never stops to say what he has been to you nor what he has done for you. He is confident you will be lieve -What 'he -J ays because he is an hone-it man. Grover Cleveland means lit just -yhat he says, aud no more. Hi: labr4 message can't be twisted. 1 He means ev&v worEl Congress had bet ter do -Something. THE SENATE : . passed a bill extending powers of chief ..clerk . of Alabrma Court of Claims two months : also, bill requir ing brewers to file bond on demand of internal reveuue collector. Senator Bl air delivered a stirring address against intemperance. The bill for the extension of the White House was passed. The result of the Payne in vestigation in Ohio was made known officially. ' Discussion began on the Postoffice appropriation bill. Senator Call refuted published charges. The inter-State commerce bill was dissect ed. I',,-. THE HOUSE was aain flooded with bills. Repre sentative. Cowles objected to a resolu tion take time by the forelock, and squelch the Northern Pacific. A bill was presented to investigate labor troubles in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Mr. O'Neil in troduced a bill to sympathize with Gladstone. Next day Mr. O'Neil sym pathized with Foran., The Oleomar garine bill was reported. Work pro gresses slowly. August 1st has been set down by cool-headed prophets as the day or adjournment. , THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, as napped out by Mr; Springer, af fords no wider scope than could now be given, with equal practicability, the present Bureau of Labor. It ia a sad feature of tht ' labor question that the present Commissioner of Labor, and his admirable work, are quite ig-noised- It is a sadder feature that ex- I pensive figure-heads, ornamental des- l ignations, are regarded as essential to the solution oi the problem. If the Bureau of Labor , be , useless, if the Commissioner of Labor has made no progress it is quite probable no new department, no wild-cat scheme will p5Yf e?c.uaJf s A Kmt'two or three new dohlmis3ioners, nor great, big nanies mat. are wanted. Jletter facil ities, ample scope, should be given the present Commissioner of Labor. TOO MANY FRTBNDS has.always been one of the misfor- tuuaes of the workingman. He has relied on their efforts instead of his owjj.!Tlpy hiTetfaghfc for his sup port' they have cat each others threats in the name of honest rivalry. AnJ so, it appears, this great, honest, self sacrificing friendship is not above suspicion e7en in Congress. ' It is a pitj some men are friends of the work ingman. We do not mean Mr. Springer ; he is harmless as a kitten. But Foratt, and t one or ; two ; others, ouht to have something else to do than come to Congress and eat dog like "dog eat dog',, , . : !, J THE EDUCATION BILL is ( another victim to self-sacrificing frndship and personal ambition. It will :i ( 1 i '1 -, ;-rr STATE AND OUT. is quite generally conceded that time 1 l i i cuougu uas oeen lost to re-organize the common school system of the country. But day after day we have been in formed of the committee's "bitter quar rels," and personal animosities. And what seems more ridiculous, in the end, the committee, drew around its unprecedented proceedings the impen etrable curtain of secrecy. It was not too hastily concluded that the dig nity of one or two Congressmen is ten times more important than the welfare of the rising generation. ... ; 8ENATOR INOALLS has been working like a Turk on the Committee on District of Columbia. He has done more genuine hard work than any man in the Senate. We had occasion to ridicule several of the Sen ator's measures, but we have learned that he was not altogether responsible lor the aesthetic onslaught, though quite responsible for being a Republi can. . Then, 'too, Senator IngallV will always be queer and uneven ; he has a queer and uneven head. SENATOR HOAR, that big, round, boy faced Senator, with hair as white and soft as snow, that reminder of Horace Greeley af ter a shavtf, was born and bred on the niceties of the law. He is always ris ing ; he can't sit still ; he rises on any thing and sometimes on nothing. Whitthorne's credentials read "for the unexpired term" of Senator Jackson. Senator Hoar rose like a bloomin " flower. The prpflpntinla ulmnU - nivUlVl A V. ll VA " until the next meeting of the legis- '"" oenaior noar Dioomed bricht ly. Senator Harris rose ; he uttered but a word ; it was the law. Senator Hoar withered. But he was quite sat isfied, he had risen. Shadow. IN CHATHAM AND ALAMANCE. The Seotlnel Traveler Takes a Kamble ' ' Through These Counties. Silers, N. C, April 29. After a few days ramble through a portion of Al amance and Chatham counties we hud ourselves at the flourishing little town of Silers, where we have the plea sure of meeting and exchanging greet ings with many of our ohl "friends from Chatham and Randolph counties. Not having visited this section within the last two years, we are surpris ed to see such vast improv ments in and around this rapidly growing town. We find here a num ber of young men of energy, who are leaving nothing uucloue that can be done to create a market at this place for all the products of the farm and garden. Among the many other enter prises they have a large and substan tial tobacco warehouse, and through the untiring efforts and good manage ment of its manager, O. A. Hanua, Esq., it obtains a fair portion of .he tobacco tra"e of this suction,, and Ave are pleased to note the fact that farm ers obtain as good prices for tobacco here as anywhere in the State. Owing both to the great quanity and the in ferior quality of the "present, fi-oi. prices are ruling rather low every where for common srrades. Thosp- who have succeeded in makino- n. fi quality of the wetd have beenreward- ne eu ior ineir moors. At Ore Hill. thrp. milm uontli this place, we also find a prosperous ana thriving community. Here we met warm friends who" showed thplr appreciation for The Sentinel and us representative oy giving us their names and the cash. Amono- thp "big" prospects ahead for this place is mat oi worKinar the immpnsp he, ot iron ore deposited here. Thsp 1p. posits have been examined recently by me most competent experts who pro nounce the QUalitV of tlu nr thA vorv best for making bessemer steel rails, the quantity oeing almost inexhaustible. We understand that capitalists have an eye to the early opening ana - worJting ot these im mense stores of wealth whir-li will irJiro employment to a large number of nanas, thus ttwowing life and energy into the whole communitv. Wr. akn noe considerable improvement on the line oi me J. i? . & X. V; K. K., south of Greensboro. At SwpnannvilTo n nice little cotton manufacturing town. fift :1 .1 n r-i , P . . uiLceu runes soutn oi ijcranam in Ala mance county, we took transportation on a tow boat, manned by four gentle men oi coior, wno in the short period of three hours landei na Bnfplir t rvl Holt's factory on the N. C. R.. R.; a distance of about five miles. Not withstanding this exefifldino-lv transit, we were enabled by skill and close attention t business to hold on to the shin and to take in omp. of th scenery as we passed at snail lit mr. idity. At Haw River, we find Colf Holt aniOIl? a laro number ef Vionrlu busily engaged in building another cotton factory near the site of the present one. Alamannp linnntT ttioi,r.i small in" territory, we understand has within her borders eighteen cotton factories and ail in operation at this writing. . i: aiub eounty, we believe pays more tax into the State frMnn' Cording to Donulatinn thnn anu- nfor in the State. Traveler., 1 A FIME PORTRAIT OF aov. SCALES Given to Each Cash Annual Subscriber of -. THE SENTINEL, FOR $1.50. i . i V f ! SUBSCRIPTION PRICE PER YEAR, $1.60. PRICE 5 CENTS. FROM MRS. JAEVIS. ANENTEUTAINING LETTER FROM THE AMERICAN MINUS- TER'S WIFE. A Charming Descriptions Her Br ; zlllan Home A Terra incognita to Many of Our Best Informed People Mr. and Mrs. Jarvls' Health Yellow Jack Remarkable Beauty of the w"lryThe Towsri .'Mountains Which are Often Likened Unto the Alps of Switzerland. We feel sure that every one of our readers will peruse with rare pleasure the following extracts from a letter written to the wife of tjie editor of The. Sentinel, by Mrs. Vx-Gov. Jarvis, from her far off South American home. The letter was dated March 10th and arrived in Winston April 9th, having 'been in trausit one mouth (save a day) from the time it wits imiiled at Preto polis. For, as this truJy wonder ful land partly from its remJicness but mainly from tliat marked lack of intercourse, which only exist between the United States and Brazil is al most a " terra incognita" to many of our intelligent and cultured citizens. I hud many, nmny tiling here, not only in the remarkable beauty of the couu tiy, topographically, with its tower ing mountains, not like the frigid "Alps," so oft' described, clad in their icy shrowd of perpetual snow grim ap palling emblem of death, where even the wild antelope dares not climb ; but whose tapestries are a perpetuul living green on which, as Miss Martiueau so beautifully wrote of another tropical clime, " lou can bathe your eyi-s with a delicious sense of 'rest,' " until vou feel as though you would like to nes tle your face against their soft bosom and fn'n asleep." Then the low lands, have iudeed from new year to new year, all the blended colors of some geogeous piece of easteiy lapeetry only now and then a new shade is dextrously interwoven; as the bute and blossoms of her myri ad species of vegiuiikm, belonging to the different seasons, .open their swoet lips, and iien.-l up their perfumed breath, in grateful iic-nse to the Giver ot ail good. The iii. -ss rofrc, the Marshal Neal, and the ucliotiope grow in the hedges around ull the j axus, and ijailo mak es iu every way such a'lavish "iisuL. in vegoUinoii anu fruits of everv 'kind that it iri hard, even ior tllc ven and . strong, v.no live here, to do mac!, olsu then sit under their own vine and ii tree, and dream away their lives. on can readily aeo Low t!ie incent ive to v. ui k niay oe r warning anioji the unambitious, poorer 'classes, when " broadcast, over ihe IaiiHruits of ow.--'deocriptiou oan0 upon burduu braiiclies of trees, ur rot iu the tuu. not a healthy diet pcdiaps nay , even one which makes of the poorer clat-.vs. ready victims to many ailments, eiiiw tst and wor.-t of whii-ii is the v-..-'-visitation of ;' Vol lo w Jack" to'-::a;'i crowiled cities, though this yellotv le ver is not such a scourge here, as in its occiisimal visits to our cities, :is tlie trealiueiit here is very sharp aud vig orous, and we iind a much Jailer pet cent of persons attacked by it restored, to health. Then the people, themselves, their habits and manners of living, are as much unlike our own, as could well be among the intelligent desceudents of oi-r common forefathers. And some day, when, if ever I do, I recover my Strength, I may write ywur lu.iband a long letter for publication iu Tii ;: Sentinel, promising to throw some interest into the narrative, which I um uuable to do now. Soma weeks ago I was taken quite sick with a sort of ioter mittant fever, (from aoclimatory caus es,) which has left me very much en feebled, though, I am thankful to mer ciful providence, and a good physician who does not speak a word of llugliah that I feel better fiom day to day. My husband had an attack of the same kind, but his robust constitution : enabled him to pull up: more "readily," and he is now entirely well," fnougl! he has not followetl the general hafjit of the country to grow stouter, hav ing to the contrary, reduced, very con siderably since he left the United States. it ,. . .... ,..-5; , .. We are still at oui; summer quarters in the mountains, keeping away .'from Rio during the yellow fever reason, and I fear it wiH be two or three more months before we can return to Rio,but after the 21st of March, thy weather betrina tn.o-t evuTl ,,,.1 thewinter is delightful anywhere. Let Vs AU Give Thanks. From the Wilmington Star, i , ' Raleigh, ta usaairWpoRes' to fur nish two of the three Supiemo , Court judges, too glad that it doe n-;f ?ro pose to take all tb-r- :.,-t